After watching this video, the Sarah Jayne-Blakemore TEDtalk and reading The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress oand answer the questions in a 2-3 page paper.
1. What is the last area of the brain to develop, and when does this typically occur?
2. What is “pruning” and what effect does this have on learning?
3. What possible benefits exist for pruning of brain connections?.
4. How does neurological development correspond to higher intellectual functioning? Why is adolescence a particularly important time for learning?